Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos earned $1.68 million in total compensation in 2019 - exactly the same as he gets each year. His compensation was 58 times the median employee again in 2019.
We don't yet have the same data for eBay 2019 CEO compensation, which will be muddied by the fact Scott Schenkel took over as Interim CEO in September, but we can compare the Amazon and eBay CEO pay ratio for 2018.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos earned 58 times the median compensated employee in 2018. eBay's CEO at the time, Devin Wenig, earned 152 times median of all other employees in 2018. That was up from 143 in 2017.
Amazon released the 2019 data today in a preliminary proxy statement filing with the SEC. Bezos drew a salary of $81,840; "other compensation" included the cost of providing him with security.
It's also interesting to see the business relationships between Amazon and other companies owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. According to the proxy statement:
"Jeff Bezos, our President, CEO, and Chairman, owns Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company, and entities that publish The Washington Post, and we do business in the ordinary course with each company.
"In 2019, Amazon sold approximately $4.2 million of consumer goods to Blue Origin under a line of credit, and Blue Origin paid Amazon approximately $130,000 to lease property.
"In 2019, Amazon purchased or obtained approximately $1.7 million of advertising from, and paid approximately $6.5 million related to digital content to, the Washington Post entities, all on terms negotiated on an arms-length basis."
Amazon's proxy statement was published ahead of its annual shareholder meeting, which is scheduled for May 27, 2020.